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Fruitdale, AL
Students enrolled: 421

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Ray Coaker Rd
Fruitdale, AL 36539

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(251) 827-6655
(251) 827-6573
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September 26, 2013
My school is a great little country school. We don't have to worry about safety and we get an award every year for being one of the best schools in the U>S.A. Every year all of our Seniors pass the EXIT EXAM. GO PIRATES!

- submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2013
I'm a Junior at Fruitdale High School. What I like about this school is that it's small, everyone gets alone, teachers are nice and helps their students, and they keep everything in order. The things that could be improved would be getting better lockers, having a better playground for the kids, and one main thing is a new building because the one we have now is old and falling apart.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 28, 2010
They care about your kids. Its not a popularity contest. My child is doing so much better in school since moving to this school district. I even want to participate in all the activities such as the fall festival and PTO. I love it!!!! Hooray for a great school and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 10, 2009
Hi, my name is Turner and I attend Fruitdale High School. Every other school talks about us because they think that we are nothing. We have great athletics and an incredible education system. We take pride in our school and I absolutely love it. I am a cheerleader and I play softball it is awesome.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 05, 2009
I am a parent and I have 3 boys that all went to FHS. I think it's a GREAT School. It maybe a small school but small is good. The teachers there are great. You will not hear me complain.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2008
My name is Baleigh and I attend Fruitdale High School and I love it.I am a Junior High cheerleader and we work hard to keep our spots on the squad.We have to maintain a minimum 'C' avarage to participate in any sport.People talk about us like we are nothing.You people are wrong many students have received scholorships from great colleges.I am very proud to be part of the Fruitdale family and I always will be.

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2008
My husband and I both attend Fruitdale, we would not send our two children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 20, 2008
My husband and i attended fruitdale. Now both our kids go there. We at fhs have a lot to be thankful for. We as parents are doing all we know to do for the students. Like any other school, there are some who think they are above discipline, but the parents stand up when it comes to a child being bullied. Coach mason is a wonderful coach as teacher. He took us to the playoffs for the first time in years! to him, academics comes first then football. We need more teachers, coaches like him. I am proud to be called a pirate! go big purple!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2008
I have 3 children that attend Fruitdale. My husband graduated from there. We may be a small school but we have worked hard to better ourselves over the past years. I am a very involved parent and I can honestly say I am proud of FHS. My oldest daughter is on the JV cheer squad and they were just awarded superior overall at camp. They were also invited to cheer at the Capital Bowl in Orlando. This is just one of the many accomplishments of FHS, we have a lot to be proud of!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2008
We have improved greatly in the past recent years. We had the highest test scores in the county , all our seniors graduated and sports are going great.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 21, 2007
Anyways I just would like to share to everybody that our school is a good school to suggest enrolling your children in. Eventhough our school may not have over 600 and something odd students attending there every day. I think that helps people get to know one another without confusing that person with someone else. I would like to add about our new teachers this year. Our school was grateful to have Mrs. Ankerson aboard as a math teacher and to some of us a friend at Fruitdale, and I would like to welcome Coach Mason, a wonderful History teacher and a very sweet person to know.I hope U enjoy FHS I do.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2006
Fhs is a very poor school. I attended FHS k-12 and I think going to a small school and having a lot of friends are great, but education is just as important and the kids are not getting it at FHS. The test scores do say a lot about this school as a whole, including the teachers and the students. The courses offered when I was there were out of date. The band was great then but it is not so great anymore. I never received or saw anyone receive one on one help when I was there.

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2006
I graduated from FHS and loved it. I also got a full paid scholarship to a 4 year division I university and now have a 4.0 there. When I came to college, I actually was more educated than many people in my class. FHS was a wonderful learning experience and my friends were true. I see many of them still today. Most of my former classmates are graduating from various universities and getting great jobs. For those who put down FHS, if you don't succeed, quit blaming others because you didn't pay attention in class.

- submitted by a student

March 11, 2006
I am a senior at Fruitdale High School. You may think because the test scores are down that it is the teachers...but no it is mostly the students that don't want to put out. Yes, the teachers here are wonderful. They help us when we need help. You should really see how they have helped all the ones taking the Graduation Exams. I don't see how any one could not pass it now with the help of them. We should really give them credit. Our band program is not the best any more, but we do still have one. The football team, baseball team, and softball team are really good to get into. No, we may not win, but we do know how to have fun. A small school is really great. You get to have one on one with teachers and staff. You also get to know everyone personally.

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2006
Ilove Fruitdale High School. I am a student their and proud of it. People talk about Fruitdale like it is nothing, but the thing is that their is better teachers and staff their then any other school in Washington County. The number of students their makes it a whole lot easyer to learn. Everyone at the school gets along and are all friends. We are able to play in a whole lot more extracurricular activities then some other schools. So when I here someone talking about Fruitdale I take up for my School. I am glad I have grown up in a school like Fruitdale High School.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 19, 2005
Fruitdale High School is an ok school. But I really think this school needs alot of changes. For one thing I think there is only a few teachers that care about the kids that go there. Mrs. Ballard is the best math teacher up at Fruitdale and if you need your kids help in math she can help you greatly. One thing im proud of is that there is alot of parents that TRY to help the school and i thank them for it. One more thing this school needs to be rebuilt.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2005
My children will never attend FHS. I think the 2005 test scores say it all about this school. Only a few teachers care about all of their students. I have never received one-on-one help when I needed it. You get to participate in a lot of extracurricular activities because the requirements are so easy and not enforced. Also the courses that are offered are outdated and limited. If you went to FHS and made it through college, be 'Grateful' that you were just smart. I have completed two years of college so far and do not give FHS any credit. I am just smart. I am ashamed to tell people I graduated from FHS.

- submitted by a student

May 06, 2005
This is the best school! ^_^ I love how everyone is like family and is always there for you. This is a small school, so that makes it better. There's a lot of discipline now that we have a new assistant principal. O_o; The band program is great and the teachers are committed to our education. I feel at home here and will definitely send my kids here. (whenever that will be! ^_^)

- submitted by a student

April 14, 2005
I went to Fruitdale from k-12 and those were the best years of my life. I can't explain the closeness between my friends and myself. I am so greatful that I went to Fruitdale. It allowed me to make bonds with my entire class, and make memories that will last me a lifetime. I never worried about my safety. Everyone was really down to earth. As far as my education goes, I received enough scholarships to cover my entire college expenses to an out of state division one school, and I maintain a 4.0 GPA at this university. I remind people of that when they are quick to put down Fruitdale. I find it entertaining that most of those who put down Fruitdale, never went to school there. I am proud that I graduated from FHS

- submitted by a student

December 19, 2004
I think the school has good things about it and bad things. The good things are that it's a small school, so you get one-on-one help with the teachers. You can also participate in almost any extra-curricular activity you would like, where at a larger school, you choose one or mabye two. The bad things about the school are the class choices. The variety of courses are extremely limited. You don't really choose what classes you take, because there isn't many students, so we have enough teachers to teach that amount of students. Overall, I like the school. The staff is very helpful, the teachers are not strict, it's a very safe enviroment, and the classes are not too hard and not too easy.

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2004
Fruitdale was never a place I liked. There were only a few teachers who really seemed to care about the students. There were some smart kids but mostly they were there because they had to be. I think this school really needs some improvement. It needs to become a more child friendly place, not just be something they have to do but want to do.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2004
This school was one of the greatest schools I have ever been too. I came here after being at citronelle high. I had no chance of ever graduating there.. When I came to fruitdale I was made to feel right in with everyone.. The teachers were very nice and helpful when I needed help. The staff was the greatest. If it wasnt for the school and staff I know I would have never graduated. They gave me hope and encouragment. I couldnt think of a better place to send my kids when they start school. Thanks to all the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student

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Fruitdale High School
Ray Coaker Rd, Fruitdale, AL  36539
(251) 827-6655
Last modified Fruitdale High School is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fruitdale High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top